SES broadband services is to enter into partnership with content platform developer Kiora on a content distribution and connectivity platform in sub-Saharan Africa
The solution brings together Kiora’s end-to-end service platform for the delivery of media content via Wi-Fi Content Hotspots and the SES Broadband satellite network, used for Point-to-Multipoint backhauling and end-to-end managed Internet access.
“The predominance of smart phones and tablets in the sub-Saharan market is driving more and more users to watch content, creating a surge in the consumption of on-demand media and a need to be connected to the Internet anytime, anywhere,” said managing director of SES broadband services Patrick Biewer.
“Costly Point-to-Point backhauling and a lack of terrestrial connectivity remains a problem that prevents devices from obtaining content. With this new solution we aim to solve the bottleneck,” added Biewer.
SES Broadband Services and Kiora will host a seminar at IBC to highlight the role of satellite broadband in meeting on-demand television to transform content distribution in sub-Saharan Africa.